Safe School Helpline® to sponsor anti-bullying event and concert
This Fall, one lucky school will win an exclusive performance by up and coming band, Sibling Rivalry, thanks to a contest hosted by message notification provider One Call Now.
The concert will take place at the “Rally for Safer Schools,” a program designed to address the issue of school bullying and raise awareness for the Safe School Helpline®. The event will include an interactive presentation by leading anti-bullying advocacy organization, Olweus, and an acoustic performance by Sibling Rivalry, whose track “No Medicine Can Heal” is the program’s anthem.
Sibling Rivalry is brother-sister duo Mitchell and Olivia Butaud, and they want to help spread the word about the Safe School Helpline®.
“We are proud to support the Safe School Helpline® and look forward to performing “No Medicine Can Heal” at the rally for the winning school. Being able to spread the message about anti-bullying and anti-violence in schools is very real to us as we are students ourselves. If this campaign helps just one student, it will have been a success in our eyes.”
From now until August 1, 2014 any school that purchases the Safe School Helpline® will be automatically entered to win the Rally for Safer Schools. Schools already using the Safe School Helpline® may enter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and submitting a brief testimonial, sharing their experience with the Helpline. The winner will be announced on August 15, 2014, and the rally will take place at the winning school in October.
The Rally for Safer Schools is co-sponsored by One Call Now and education partners: SunGard K-12 Education, The Million T-Shirt March Against Bullying, and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.
“One Call Now and our partners are committed to helping schools be a safe environment for learning,” says Brian Ferrar, chief marketing officer, One Call Now. “The rally presents a unique opportunity for any school looking to jump-start its anti-bullying program.”
Learn more about One Call Now’s partnership with Sibling Rivalry and listen to a live recording of “No Medicine Can Heal” at onecallnow.com/rally.
About Safe School Helpline®
The Safe School Helpline®, provided by Security Voice, Inc., is an anonymous tip line that allows students, parents, and school staff to safely report school violence. It also provides direct, confidential, 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors. The Safe School Helpline® serves more than 6,000 schools, representing more than 1 million students across 15 states. Additionally, the service provides Internet and text reporting capabilities, and can translate tips provided in any language.
One Call Now offers access to the Safe School Helpline® to all clients for less than $1 per student or employee each year. In doing so, One Call Now hopes to help break the cycle of silence, not just in schools, but also in churches, businesses, and other organizations across the country.
About One Call Now
One Call Now is America’s largest message notification provider. Thousands of schools across the country rely on One Call Now to improve and simplify their communications— sending voice, text and email messages to thousands of parents, staff and students simultaneously. Founded in 2002, One Call Now has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing privately held companies in America since 2008 and District Administration’s Top 100 products since 2012. In addition to the Safe School Helpline®, One Call Now supports the mission of the educator through partnerships with anti-bullying organization, Olweus, and The Million T-shirt March Against Bullying, free levy calls for schools and KidsReadNow.org, One Call Now’s national summer reading program designed to stop the summer reading slide in elementary schools. For more information, please visit www.onecallnow.com/education.
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